André Staltz has hope for the Web:
There are legimately viable ways of preserving freedom on the Web while taking the platform forward and keeping it competitive against proprietary alternatives from tech giants. But it can only happen if the Web takes a courageous step towards its next level.
His plan is ambitious:
Build the mobile mesh Web that works with or without Internet access, to reach 4 billion people currently offline
A must-read for anyone looking to (and interested in participate in) the future of this thing we all love.